Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey
March 29, 2014 Aug. 17, 2014
Romare Bearden’s works of art reflect universal experiences filtered through an African-American lens. In this exhibition, Bearden’s colorful collages and watercolors tell Homer’s ancient tale, The Odyssey. While the story of Odysseus has been told for more than 3,000 years, in Bearden’s vision, the brave Greek hero and all of the characters are black. Although the imagery is rooted in the African-American experience, the familiarity of these tales and the beauty of the images will remind viewers that each of us is on a personal odyssey.
The Currier’s presentation of Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey is supported by Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc.